Wigan’s The Lathums join the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival line up

BBC Radio 6 Music has announced that Wigan indie rock band The Lathums will perform at the BBC Music Introducing Live night as part of the 6 Music Festival.

The gig will take place on Thursday, March 23 at Band on the Wall in Manchester.

The Lathums will share the stage with Manchester-based artists, Afflecks Palace, Antony Szmierek, and Phoebe Green.

During the announcement on 6 Music, The Lathums’ lead singer Alex Moore expressed his excitement about joining the festival, saying: “We’re really excited to join the 6 Music Festival and for our set to go out live on air, beautiful stuff.”

Meanwhile, BBC Radio Manchester presenter Joe McGrath added, “I can’t believe how lucky the listeners and festival goers will be – experiencing a live performance by The Lathums, and from such an iconic Manchester venue as Band on the Wall.”

The Lathums comprises singer-songwriter and guitarist Alex, lead guitarist Scott Concepcion, bassist Matty Murphy, and drummer Ryan Durrans.

The band recently released their second album, From Nothing to a Little Bit More, which is currently the UK’s Number 1 album in the Official Albums Chart.

The band’s debut studio album, How Beautiful Life Can Be, also reached the top spot last year.

The Lathums’ set will be broadcast live on 6 Music as part of Tom Robinson’s festival special.

Steve Lamacq will provide the warm-up, broadcasting his 6 Music show live from Band on the Wall on March 23.

Highlights of the gig will be available to hear on BBC Radio Manchester on the same day.

The performances from BBC Introducing Live at Band on the Wall will be available to watch on the BBC Music Introducing homepage and YouTube channel.

The 6 Music Festival takes place from Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26.

The festival will feature live performances from Loyle Carner, Christine and the Queens, and Arlo Parks, among others.

DJ sets will be provided by a range of artists, including Hot Chip, The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess, and BBC Introducing DJs, Emily Pilbeam and Phoebe I-H.

The festival will also host 6 Music Festival Presents, featuring live performances from an eclectic mix of artists.

Each night, there will be club nights at Band on the Wall and Victoria Warehouse, themed around 6 Music’s Indie Forever and Rave Forever shows.

The festival will culminate in a Morning After Mix live broadcast on Sunday at RAMONA.

Highlights from the festival will be broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio Manchester from MediaCityUK in Salford, as well as on BBC Sounds, BBC Four, BBC iPlayer, and BBC Music’s YouTube channel.

For more information, visit bbc.co.uk/6musicfestival.


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